India inviting Smasung, LG for manufacturing: Prasad

Hyderabad, Dec 13 (IANS) India is inviting technology majors like Samsung and LG to set up manufacturing facilities in the country under ‘make in India’ programme, said Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

“We are promoting all the big guns like Samsung and LG to come to India in a big way under ‘make in India’ programme,” the minister said in his address at golden jubilee celebrations of Computer Society of India (CSI) here Saturday.

“Come to India, establish premises, use human resources, technology and talent of young people to make in India for India and also for exports,” he told the global electronic manufacturers.

He said the central government plans to promote 20 electronic manufacturing clusters. Under the cluster scheme, states will get Rs.50 crore each if they give 50 acres of land for the clusters.

Prasad, who met chief ministers of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, promised to consider sanctioning a third cluster each for both the states.

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